In-depth

Acoustic neuroma

Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that grows on the balance and hearing nerve in the head. Pressure on the nerve may cause hearing loss.

Cushing syndrome

Cushing syndrome is caused by an excess of the hormone cortisol, originating from your adrenal glands or from corticosteroid medications you're taking for another illness.

Pituitary tumors

Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths in the pituitary gland in the brain. Most are noncancerous (benign). Some may cause overproduction of hormones and associated problems.

Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a very painful condition of a large nerve that provides sensation to most of your face. Treatment involves medications and, sometimes, surgery.

May. 23, 2013